1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction

Edited By Micheline Lesaffre, Pieter-Jan Maes, Marc Leman Copyright 2017
    484 Pages
    by Routledge

    484 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction captures a new paradigm in the study of music interaction, as a wave of recent research focuses on the role of the human body in musical experiences. This volume brings together a broad collection of work that explores all aspects of this new approach to understanding how we interact with music, addressing the issues that have roused the curiosities of scientists for ages: to understand the complex and multi-faceted way in which music manifests itself not just as sound but also as a variety of cultural styles, not just as experience but also as awareness of that experience.

    With contributions from an interdisciplinary and international array of scholars, including both empirical and theoretical perspectives, the Companion explores an equally impressive array of topics, including:

      • Dynamical music interaction theories and concepts

      • Expressive gestural interaction

      • Social music interaction

      • Sociological and anthropological approaches

      • Empowering health and well-being

      • Modeling music interaction

      • Music-based interaction technologies and applications

    This book is a vital resource for anyone seeking to understand human interaction with music from an embodied perspective.

    Introduction: What is Embodied Music Interaction? (Marc Leman, Micheline Lesaffre, and Pieter-Jan Maes)

    Part 1: Dynamical Music Interaction Theories and Concepts

    1 The Interactive Dialectics of Musical Meaning Formation (Marc Leman)

    2 Metrically Structured Time and Entrainment (Guy Madison, Fredrik Ullén, and Björn Merker )

    3 Participatory Sense-Making in Joint Musical Practice (Andrea Schiavio and Hanne De Jaegher)

    4 Playing with the Beat: A Process-Oriented Approach to Studying Sensorimotor Synchronization in Early Childhood (Ana Almeida, Katie Overy, and Dorothy Miell)

    5 The Merging of Musician and Musical Instrument: Incorporation, Presence, and Levels of Embodiment (Luc Nijs)

    6 Music Knowledge Construction: Enactive, Ecological, and Biosemiotic Claims (Mark Reybrouck)

    Part 2: Expressive Gestural Interaction

    7 Cognitive and Sensorimotor Resources for the Encoding of Expressiveness during Music Playing (Muzaffer Çorlu, Pieter-Jan Maes, and Marc Leman)

    8 Beyond Emotion: Multi-Sensory Responses to Musical Expression (Giovanni De Poli, Maddalena Murari, Sergio Canazza, Antonio Rodà, and Emery Schubert)

    9 Conveying Expressivity and Individuality in Keyboard Performance (Bruno Gingras)

    10 The Resilience Approach to Studying Group Interaction in Music Ensemble (Donald Glowinski, Fabrizio Bracco, Carlo Chiorri, and Didier Grandjean)

    11 Agency in Embodied Musical Interaction (Nikki Moran )

    12 Postures and Motion Shaping Musical Experience (Rolf Inge Godøy )

    13 The Communication of Emotions in Dance (Edith Van Dyck, Birgitta Burger, and Konstantina Orlandatou)

    Part 3: Social Music Interaction

    14 Group Flow  (Tom Cochrane)

    15 Entrainment and Mutual Adaptation in M


    Micheline Lesaffre is postdoctoral researcher in music and well-being at Ghent University, Belgium.

    Pieter-Jan Maes is postdoctoral researcher in systematic musicology at Ghent University, Belgium.

    Marc Leman is Methusalem research professor in systematic musicology at Ghent University, Belgium.